Nose tackles important for 3-4 defenses
February, 16, 2010
By Steve Muench, Scouts Inc.
Earlier this week ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that San Francisco will place the franchise tag on NT Aubrayo Franklin, and Schefter has also reported that New England is expected to do the same with NT Vince Wilfork and Pittsburgh could franchise NT Casey Hampton. All of that should come as little surprise because these teams run 3-4 schemes and know just how hard it is to find quality nose tackles to anchor the interior of their defenses. So which players in the 2010 draft could potentially become franchise nose tackles with the value of players like Franklin, Wilfork and Hampton? Here is a look at the top three candidates.
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